The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou

Director: Wes Anderson
Starring: Willem Dafoe, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett
Duration: 119 min

With a plan to exact revenge on a mythical shark that killed his partner Esteban (Seymour Cassel), acclaimed oceanographer Steve Zissou (Murray) rallies a crew that includes his estranged wife (Anjelica Huston), a tenacious journalist (Blanchett) and a spunky young pilot who may or may not be his estranged son (Wilson). Anderson’s fourth feature is an absolute delight from beginning to end, and confirmed the young director as one of contemporary American cinema’s brightest voices. Endlessly inventive (the astonishing animation sequences come courtesy of Henry Selick, The Nightmare Before Christmas) and with an attention to detail second to none (including vintage Adidas trainers for the whole crew), the visionary director also, as is his custom, pulled together an exceptional cast, and even threw in Portuguese music by David Bowie.

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